Leather Sculptor

Born in 1974 in Vina del Mar Chile, Paula grew up in Iquique,  a beautiful city in the north of Chile. Paula spent much of her early life surrounded by art.  Her Grandmother, who was also an artist, immersed her into the art world.

People describe Paula as passionate, energetic, and persistent.  Her creativity is unstoppable. After many years, creating in so many various different art mediums, like drawing, painting, copper sculptures, stones, jewelry, pyrography, weaving and embroidery.

Paula was finally seduced by the beauty, smell, versatility and tactile nature of this wonderful ancient medium called “Leather”.

Her artwork is entirely handcrafted from natural cowhide. The leather is wet formed and continually molded until dry, dyed and colored, taking up to a week for one piece. It is then covered with a protective sealer. All her masks and sculptures are one-off and are for indoor use only.

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“I always create with my heart and soul. It isolates me from the rest, leaving me in my own world where sky is.”